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Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
essential to continuing to get our economy turned around and focus on job creation. >> "the new york times" reporting today that negotiations are now down to just two people. the president, the house speaker. we know that some senate democrats dispute this. what do you think about this point with regard to the negotiations and who's in the room? >> i know that the president and his advisers are focused on making sure that in the discussions that they have with both the house and the senate that whatever plan they agree to includes a balanced approach. one that's fair to the middle class and one whose math makes sense and reaches the size of the duff sit reduction we need that doesn't balance all the pain on the backs of the middle class and that makes sure that we have suspending cuts and revenue. when it comes to entitlement reform, we have an opportunity to add another hundreds of billions of dollars in savings like in the affordable care act which added eight years of solvency to medicare. we have a chance to do that well. >> whether you say entitlement reform, are you talking about rai
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 11:00am PST
and professor at the state university of new york and author of the book the politics of gun control. thank you all for joining me. professor, i like to start off with you. senator from west virginia was one of the first nra supporter who is came out earlier this week and said that something needed to change. he is now saying i am not supporting a ban on anything. i am supporting a conversation on everything. he went on to say i can't say yes or no to any of these things. senator praised at the beginning of the week and at this point saying i am not supporting a ban on anything and said he was proud of the nra for offering to have a statement here on friday. is this what you talk about when you refer to the politics of gun control in this country. this gamesmanship as it seems? >> sure. gamesmanship is part of the political process. it teams to me that the senator is holding his cards close to his vest. he doesn't want to be in a position to say yes, he support this is or opposes that. there is no good reason for him to offer policy matters until vice president biden's commission delivered the
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